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Qucikly, before I leave for the shops...........swinsuit or tankini?

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LackaDAISYcal Thu 29-Jan-09 10:26:04

I need a new swimsuit as am off to centerparcs this weekend.

I'm three months post baby and have a flabby untoned ovehanging belly sad and I'm more than a little overweight.

so.......swimsuit to cover it all up, or tankini to look less "mumsy".

I have a sarong for when I'm out of the water, but am womdering how much of my midriff will be on show with a tankini as I don't want my stretchmarks on view.

SoupDragon Thu 29-Jan-09 10:26:43


Brangelina Thu 29-Jan-09 10:30:53


Tankinis are unflattering and a real fashion faux pas.

BitOfFun Thu 29-Jan-09 10:31:05

Swimsuit, tankinis should be renamed "bellydisplaycases". The reason they're not mumsy is that mums can't wear them...

MrsSeanBeanHasGivenUpIroning Thu 29-Jan-09 10:31:46

Sorry it will have to be a swimsuit this time luvvy. Tankinis are very dodgy, the gap is in just the right place for the spare bit to hang out. (I should know.) blush

MrsSeanBeanHasGivenUpIroning Thu 29-Jan-09 10:32:21

x posts with and on same planet as BOF!

Swimsuit, you will be constantly tugging a tankini top down. You can really only wear a tankini if you would be happy to wear a bikini.

LackaDAISYcal Thu 29-Jan-09 10:36:29

OK, that's what i thought....a swimsuit it is then smile

and as i'm off to celebrate my 40th and have three kids, can you really get any more mumsy wink

mooseloose Thu 29-Jan-09 10:37:23

I have a nice tankini from monsoon. make sure the top is not too tight, a little loose is more flattering.

AussieLou Thu 29-Jan-09 12:46:50

Seafolly do tankinis that are made for women who actually have a stomach. The top comes down to hip length. Also do tops that cater to women with boobs that are bigger then most. I have lived in seafolly togs for over 10 years.

MamacitaGordita Thu 29-Jan-09 14:14:28

Defo swimsuit. They are v 'now' now anyway. You are not mumsy you are fashion-forward in the manner of Gucci and Missoni! x

LackaDAISYcal Thu 29-Jan-09 19:54:37

I got a nice swimsuit...yay. the straps feel like they are going to fall off my shoulders, but it was the best of a bad bunch as the shops are full of tankinis and bikinis.

I'll hide under my sarong as well!!

mooseloose Thu 29-Jan-09 20:33:40

noone will see you if you stay under the water anyway! But if you are going down all the slides you may want to stitch those straps a bit tighter! [GRIN]

Mumsnut Thu 29-Jan-09 20:39:27

Tankinis much easier for wees and beach changing imo.

mooseloose Thu 29-Jan-09 20:41:06

wees in the center parc water?

Mumsnut Thu 29-Jan-09 20:43:31

Don't they have loos? wink

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